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    Fifty Spartans Earn All-Academic IIAC Honors

    Congratulations to the University of Dubuque’s 50 Fall All-Academic Iowa Conference award winners. The Spartans finished with the fourth-most honorees in the Iowa Conference, but led the way in women’s soccer (12) and tied with Simpson for the most in volleyball (7).

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    Norris Leads Spartans in Colorado College Tourney

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball are spending the Thanksgiving Holiday the same way they have spent the past two weekends, on the road playing in a basketball tournament. This weekend the Spartans opened the Colorado College Tournament with a 83-60 victory over Willamette University (Ore.) in the opening game. The victory matches up the Spartans with the hosts, the Colorado College Tigers, at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) in the Championship game. The Tigers were victorious over the University of Northwstern 70-61 on Friday night.

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    Women's Basketball Sinks Unbeaten Gustavus in UW-Stout Tourney

    The University of Dubuque women's basketball team showed no slow down after Thanksgiving by edging out the Gustavus Adolphus College Gusties in the opening game of the 2014 UW-Stout Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout Tournament by a narrow 78-76 margin. The Gusties made the finish exciting for the fans, trailing by four points, they connected on a three point shot with 10 seconds left of the game. A quick foul sent the Spartans Jenna Kotas to the line for a pair of freethrows. She would miss the first and sink the second attempt to give the Spartans the 78-76 lead. An attempt by the Gusties as time expired missed it's mark and the Spartans captured their third victory of the season and handed Gustavus their first loss of the season.

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    Men's Basketball Win Colorado Tourney

    The host Colorado College Tigers battled the University of Dubuque men's basketball team until the final minute of the 2014 Colorado College Tournament, but the Spartans remained a perfect 6-0 with a 77-68 victory. UD led at halftime 33-31, but the Tigers attacked in the second half and closed to within a point with 5:34 left in game. The Spartans fought each advance and increased the lead to seven points after a Gage Heffernan steal and thundering dunk at 3:35. The Tigers once rallied back connecting on a three pointer and a pair of free throws to narrow lead to within a bucket with less than three minutes to play. UD would sink their last 7-8 free throw attempts to extend the lead to nine in the final minute.

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    Women's Basketball Celebrate Turkey Shootout Title

    The University of Dubuque women's basketball team continue to evolve and improve into a team which looks much different from what Spartan fans watched last season. What the Spartans lack in height has been more than balanced with quickness from a strong core of seniors and underclassmen. Competing in the UW-Stout Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout this weekend, Coach Mark Noll and assistant Kelsey Steinhagen returned to their alma mater and ran away with the championship title. The Spartans were held in check at the start of the championship game, but began to open up their lead by 15 points at halftime. UD sprinted out in the second half and led by as many as 27 points en route to cruising to an 87-62 dominating win against the host UW-Stout Blue Devils Sunday afternoon.

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    Heffernan’s MVP Efforts Lead to IIAC Athlete of the Week Award

    Gage Heffernan’s MVP performance led the University of Dubuque men’s basketball team to the Colorado College Thanksgiving Tournament title, an unblemished 6-0 record (receiving votes in D3hoops.com Top 25), and UD’s first 2014-15 IIAC (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Athlete of the Week award.

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    Spartans Named 2014 NSCAA Division III All-North Region

    The University of Dubuque Iowa Conference Championship women's soccer team continue to be recognized for their season accolades. The National Soccers Coaches Association of America (NASCAA) released their 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women's All-North Region as two student-athletes were awarded the post season honors.

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    Spartan-Duhawk Dual Track Meet Sparks ‘New Tradition’

    The University of Dubuque men’s and women’s track teams host the rival Loras Duhawks at the A.Y. McDonald indoor track in their inaugural dual meet this Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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    Spartans Hold Court Against Crusaders

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team trailed after one half on Thursday night by a 39-41 margin, but would out score the visiting Clarke University Crusaders 56-44 in the final 20 minutes of action to capture the tilt 95-85. UD remains unbeaten at 7-0 overall.

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    IIAC Releases Football All-Iowa Conference Awards

    The IIAC announced today the 2014 All-Conference Football Team. The 56-member Team (there were two ties on the second team) includes 20 repeat All-Conference honorees. The Spartans earned eight All-Iowa Conference selections.

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    Shooting Woes Hurt Women’s Basketball Team in Loss

    Made shots were at a premium for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team after they shot just 31% in their loss to North Park, 76-65.

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    Spartans Face Top-ranked Teams at UW-La Crosse Duals

    The University of Dubuque wrestling team faced top-ranked competition on Saturday and finished 1-2 in dual meets. The Spartans beat UW-Stevens Point by criteria 21-20. Match was tied, but the Spartans earned one team point for criteria of scoring 51 points in decision and major decision victories while UW-SP scored 50.

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    Men’s Basketball Cruises Past Bethany Lutheran to Keep Perfect Record Alive

    Andre Norris stole the show with 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the University of Dubuque men’s basketball team to 85-62 victory over winless Bethany Lutheran on Tuesday night.

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    Jump Around! McKenzie Leaps Her Way to IIAC Player of the Week Award

    The 2014 IIAC (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) outdoor triple jump and long jump champion, Nikki McKenzie, picked up right where she left off after winning both events at the inaugural Spartan-Duhawk Dual meet last Friday.

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    Spartans to Host Track and Field Academy

    The University of Dubuque will be hosting a Track and Field Academy for interested student-athletes looking to prepare for their upcoming track seasons. The University of Dubuque Track and Field Academy will be held on Sunday, January 18 and on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The cost is $110 per person with a group discount of $15 off when you sign up with two or more teammates.

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    Slow Start Dooms Women’s Basketball in Loss to No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.)

    The University of Dubuque women’s basketball team couldn’t recover from a 21.9% first half shooting performance as the Spartans fall to No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.), 83-74.

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    Cisneros and Travis Win Titles at North Central Tourney

    The University of Dubuque wrestling team earned two individual titles at the 2014 North Central College Wrestling Tournament. Freshman Joey Cisneros won the 125 lbs. weight class after beating Collin Lesko (Alma) in the finals by a decision of 8-2. Senior Brian Travis claimed the 149 lbs. title after earning a 3-2 decision in the finals.

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    Elmhurst (Ill.) Spoils Men’s Basketball’s Unbeaten Season

    The University of Dubuque men’s basketball team shot lights out during regulation but cooled off in the overtime period as Elmhurst snapped the Spartans eight-game winning streak in 98-93 defeat.

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    Late Run Sinks Women’s Basketball on the Road

    Stout perimeter defense against one of the country’s premier three-point shooting teams wasn’t enough as the Spartans fell to undefeated North Central (Ill.), 110-93, after a 9-0 Cardinal run broke the game open midway through the second half.

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    Hot Shooting Spartans Sizzle at the Beach

    The warmth of the beach has been a welcome sight for the University of Dubuque men's basketball team as they opened play at the 2014 Daytona Beach Shootout Men's Basketball Tournament at the Ocean Center. The Spartans enjoyed a hot shooting afternoon when they captured the opener against the Birminham Southern Panthers by a score of 76-62. UD improved to 9-1 overall with the victory.

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    Early Christmas Gift as Spartans Move to 10-1 Overall

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team captured their tenth win of the 2014-15 season and will finish 2014 with a 10-1 overall record. The Spartans will enjoy Christmas before returning to campus to prepare for the Iowa Conference opener on January 7 when the Spartans host the Central College Dutch at 8:00 p.m.

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    Kotas Grabs IIAC Athlete of the Week Honor After Big Double-Double

    Senior forward Jenna Kotas posted a pair of season-high marks after scoring 24 points and collecting 14 rebounds in loss to undefeated North Central (Ill.) last Friday to earn her third career Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Athlete of the Week award.

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    Women’s Basketball Wins Third Straight Against WIAC

    Head Coach Mark Noll challenged the Spartans from the get-go after scheduling the most difficult non-conference slate of his seven-year tenure that included a flurry of games from one of the best conferences in the country, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The University of Dubuque women’s basketball team answered the call after defeating the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 65-57, in their third straight win over a WIAC opponent.

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    Women's Soccer Named Team Ethic and Sportsmanship Award Winner

    The 2014 IIAC Champion University of Dubuque women's team received the Bronze Award of the 2014 College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams who exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season. The special recognition was awarded to 35 teams, who received no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows cards throughout the season.

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    Spartans Hampered by Chilly Shooting in Loss

    As an artic chill swept the Midwest on Tuesday, the University of Dubuque women's basketball struggled to warm-up and finished the afternoon making just 14 shots in the 51-61 loss to UW-La Crosse, a team the Spartans beat 77-60 at home on November, 19.

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    Spartans Cruise Past Saints in Final Non-Conference Skirmish

    In their final non-conference game, the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team took advantage of a balanced attack, made quick work out of St. Scholastica and never trailed in a 87-73 triumph.

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    Spartans Wrestlers Open 2015 at University of Chicago Duals

    The University of Dubuque wrestling team returned to action in 2015 by competing in the competitive University of Chicago Duals on Saturday. The Spartans lost the opening dual to St. John's 21-30, beat Harper in the second round 27-15, and capped off the busy afternoon with a narrow defeat to #2-ranked Wabash 15-24. Senior captain Nic Rivera at 133 lbs. completed the afternoon with a perfect 3-0 record as freshman teammate Dominic Sterr finished 2-0 at 197 lbs.

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    Rivera Pins Down IIAC Award After Dominant Weekend

    Spartan senior and team captain, Nicholas Rivera, finished a perfect 3-0 by the combined score of 32-8 at the University of Chicago Duals last Saturday to earn the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Wrestler of the Week award.

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    Norris Leads Spartans in IIAC Season Opener

    The University of Dubuque conference season opener started a bit slow for the Spartans as the visiting Central College Dutch jumped out to a 12 point lead in the opening five minutes of action. The Spartans would rally back to capture a halftime 35-32 lead. The Spartans stretched out their lead to 16 points as time wound down for the 79-63 victory on Jon Davison Court in Stoltz Sports Center.

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    Spartans Overcome Turnovers to Survive Pesky Dutch

    A slew of late turnovers nearly gave Central their first win over the Spartans in Head Coach Mark Noll’s tenure, but four clutch free throws by Kayla Springer sealed the 58-55 win for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team on Wednesday in their Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) opener.

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    Wrestling Mat Mayhem NWCA National Duals

    Eighty-six teams from five different collegiate divisions will take to the mats at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals presented by Hibiclens and the United States Marine Corps in honor of Cliff Keen on January 9-10.

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    2014 Loras College Wrestling Flash Flanagan Open

    Joseph Shue led the Spartans at the Flanagan Open with a sixth place finish at 184 lbs. as 149 competitors battled in the open. Schools competing included University of Dubuque, Loras College, UW-Oshkosh, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Northern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin, Upper Iowa University, UW-Platteville, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa and Triton.

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    Men's Basketball Stunned at Home

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team lost just their second game of the season on Saturday. In front of a large crowd in Stoltz Sports Center, the Spartans dropped the conference match-up to the Wartburg College Knights 63-74.

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    Spartans Rout Knights Thanks to Second Half Barrage

    A strong second half by the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team that featured 20 points combined from seniors Brittany Collier and Kayla Springer, seven made three-pointers, and 56% shooting fueled an 80-54 rout of Wartburg on Saturday afternoon.

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    Spartans Track and Field Host Annual Solomon W. Butler Classic

    The University of Dubuque will host the annual Solomon W. Butler Classic Track and Field Meet on January 17 on A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. Teams scheduled to compete are: the University of Dubuque, Augustana College, Carroll University, Clarke University, Coe College, Cornell College, Loras College, Monmouth College, North Iowa Area Community College, Southwestern Community College, and William Penn University.

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    Women’s Basketball Comes Up Short After Entertaining Affair

    In a game that featured 16 lead changes and 12 ties, it was a decisive 8-0 run late in the game that handed the women’s basketball team their first Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) defeat at No. 25 Luther, 80-70.

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    Men's Basketball Capture Game at Free Throw Line

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team sank 5-6 free throws in the final 33 seconds to capture a hard fought Iowa Conference road victory over the Luther College Norse 68-65. Andre Norris became the 23rd Spartan to eclipse the 1000-point career mark (1,025 points) after he led the Spartans with a game high 31 points and 11 rebounds. It was the second time Norris has scored over 30 points in 2014-15.

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    2015 Solomon W. Butler Classic Final Results

    The University of Dubuque hosted the 2015 Solomon W. Butler Classic on Saturday with 10 schools and 19 teams competing on A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track in Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on Jan. 17

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    Wrestling Splits at Wheaton

    The University of Dubuque wrestling team captured a dual meet win over Wheaton College 36-12, but lost to UW-La Crosse 3-30 on Saturday. Freshman Joey Cisneros was the lone Spartan to finish 2-0 after collecting a slim 5-4 decision over Ryan Weinmann of UW-L and won by a 10-4 decision over Carlos Fuentez of Wheaton.

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    Kotas and the Spartans Survive Beavers After Free Throw Bonanza

    Senior Jenna Kotas canned 13 of 14 free throws and the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team’s 35 free throw makes propelled them to an 82-73 overtime road win over Buena Vista on Saturday afternoon.

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